Anthony Pepin Pepin itibaren Bhagabandh, Jharkhand 815312, Hindistan
I love anything Steinbeck. Travels with Charley chronicles his journey across the country with his poodle, trying to reconnect with his readership. If you like Steinbeck, you'll enjoy this easy read.
This was a pleasant surprise for me! I almost deleted this this from my TBR during "The Great Book Removal of 2012" because of the low rating, but I am really happy that I decided to grab it during a recent trip to the library. Yes, the book has issues and I can see the points of the negative reviews on goodreads; however, for me I think I picked the perfect day to read it and I found myself enjoying the chaos of the characters' lives as they looked for love, jobs, and stability during a time in one's life that is often lacking in all three. It was a quick read (I chugged through in about 2 hours while the baby slept), and I look forward to whatever else the author publishes. I think she shows promise in this genre of lighter fiction.
This is a love story is set in the future where the food choices have dwindled to manufactured food, and the soybean due to changes that are explained in the beginning of the story. In a political power play the Soy Industry plots against the main characters sister to control her vote. The main nemesis' both illustrate the extreme ends of which their diet is effected by their food choices. This story is full of flawed, but human characters. The author's message of chasing the latest and newest trends which borders on obsession can lead individuals down a dangerous road. The loved the others references to music throughout the story, since I love music as well. It was an easy read and an enjoyable diversion.